Saturday, January 26, 2013

My Sincere Apologies . . .

I've learned that posting a photo of a really delicious 1940's pie is not a cool thing to do, especially when you don't post the recipe!  Mea culpa!

So, for all you coffee lovers out there - and I know there are many of you, here's the recipe! Enjoy & please forgive me!

Coffee Chiffon Pie Recipe

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup strong coffee
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup strong hot coffee
1 cup heavy cream
3 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
9-inch baked pie shell (I used a chocolate graham crust)

SOFTEN GELATIN in 1/4 cup cold coffee. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, salt, remaining coffee, and 1/2 cup cream.

Stir over low heat until scalding point. Beat egg yolks and add hot mixture slowly. Stir over low heat until boiling point.

Stir in softened gelatin. Chill until partially set, then beat until smooth. Add vanilla.

Whip remaining cream and fold in. Beat egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add cream of tartar.

Add remaining sugar slowly, beating well after each addition. Fold coffee mixture carefully into this meringue. Spoon into pie shell & chill for at least 2 hrs!

Garnish with chocolate sprinkles or cocoa!

One Year Ago . . . 


  1. Ooooooo, bet that's delectable. I'd probably want to eat the whole thing! Thanks for sharing. Susan

  2. Sounds delicious...thanks for the recipe.

  3. Well I'm so glad you shared this Mary, as I was a tad disappointed when you showed us those tantalising photos, said how yummy it was, and then left us.......drooling!
    Am going to try this out for sure, can't wait to taste it!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Gill xx

  4. I somehow missed your previous post so I didn't feel neglected in not getting the recipe. I, a coffee lover of the first order, can't wait to give this one a try. I love your header!!


  5. First let me start by saying how gorgeous your header is. I have never seen OOB in the winter and it's just as pretty in the snow. I can't wait to try this pie. I'm a huge coffee fan so this is right up my alley.

  6. One lobster Reuben and a slice of that pie and I'd be in heaven!!!

  7. Ooooo, I'd love a slice! I like your new header photo too.

  8. Haha! Who hasn't gotten overzealous when posting and forgotten 'something' ? nice to have the recipe, but better to know that I'm not the only one whose hit the publish button before I meant to!

    Great recipe, fun post!

  9. Yum! That pie sounds fantastic! Thanks for posting your recipe!


  10. Thank you for the recipe and the love you have shown your readers in sharing it with us.

  11. Doggone it. There ya go, showing off a picture of lobster again... hsve you no shame, woman?

    That pie sounds yummy.

  12. Oh how I wish I had a piece of pie and coffee right now! That looks so yummy
    blessings, Joanne

  13. This looks so delicious, Mary! I'm writng the recipe down.

    I love your new blog header photo--it look very New England pretty!

  14. Coffee chiffon pie sounds right up my alley! i love your header photo.

  15. Love those vintage recipes! This looks absolutely wonderful and just how I love my coffee- strong, sweet and creamy. :)


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